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Education: What Makes a Teacher Great?

A good teacher is more than a content expert. A good teacher demonstrates compassion for students, helping them see their purpose and value in a global society as well as their smaller community.

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15 Mistakes New Teachers Make while Teaching

Teachers are the builders of the nation. Every teacher undergoes a period of training in their lifetime. It is during this period of training that a trainee teacher learns a lot and undergoes different changes to teach w

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2.52 cr minority students availed scholarships: Naqvi

As many as 2.52 crore minority students, half of them girls, availed three scholarship schemes being offered by the government, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today. Na

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How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process

People of all age groups like to play games. Since 1950s people love to play all sorts of games. From video games to sports, indoor to outdoor, games are loved by everyone. Some peopl

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Govt school painted to resemble train to attract students

In a bid to check migration of children to private schools, authorities of a government school in a remote village of Mysuru has painted it to look like a train to attract students. The school is located i

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12 Things That Your Parents Do For You That You Are Going To Miss

Parents are the backbone of every child. Right from the birth of a child till their death, parents take care of each and every need of their newborn. They make sure t

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Pros and Cons of Allowing Kids to Use Calculators in Math Class

Calculators are majorly used by the students these days as a part of their maths and science subject. To solve mathematical problems and to perform scientific calculations, calculators are widely used. But the students o

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Best Maths tricks most people don't know about

Mathematics has been one of the favourite subjects of every creative child. The process of addition, multiplication, division and subtraction seem to be so easy while solving using paper and pen. But when doing mental ma

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8-year-old yoga champion named 'British Indian of the Year'

An eight year old Indian origin school boy who is the under 11, UK national yoga champion has been named the British Indian of the Year in the young achiever category for his accomplishments in the field

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Over 40,000 school classrooms turn hi-tech in Kerala

Kerala schools are fast becoming digital with hi tech classrooms equipped with advanced gadgets, including laptops and multimedia projectors, coming up in over 40,000 classrooms in the state. As part of th

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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus

Two recent surveys reveal a widespread belief among teachers that students have shorter attention spans because of their constant use of digital technology. Are you distracted by

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Periodic Table of Elements

The periodic table of the chemical elements is a tabular method of displaying the chemical elements, first devised in 1869 by the Russian chemist Dimitri Mendeleev. M

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Spending time barefoot may boost kids' balancing, jumping skills

Children and adolescents who spend most of their time barefoot tend to develop motor skills differently and are better at jumping and balancing, scientists say. The study, published in the

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Not educating girls costs global economy USD 15-30 trillion

Not educating girls or creating barriers in their school education globally costs between USD 15 trillion to USD 30 trillion, the World Bank said as the UN marks Malala Day today. Less tha

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About 23 million children in age group of 15-18 years working in India

About 23 million children between 15 to 18 years of age in India are working, of whom 19 million have dropped out of school, according to a study conducted by a leading NGO. The report by

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Top Science Websites to read more about Science

We all are keen to know more and more about scientific facts and phenomena. We want to know about the daily happenings taking place in the field of science every day. Reading about

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Better eye-to-hand coordination could make kids smarter: Study

Young children with a better eye to hand coordination are more likely to achieve higher scores for reading, writing and maths, according to a study. The study, published in the journal

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Use of Technology in Education: Myth vs Reality

Education is the single most powerful tool that can shape a child perspective on almost everything. It is critical that children have access to quality education irrespective of their proficiency levels or where they are

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25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently

Teachers are the builders of the nation. Every teacher has its own methodology of teaching. Different teachers come in the classroom teach different subjects and once they are done, t

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Top 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking

One of the primary goals of education is to groom the personality of the individuals working together in the real world. Yes, there are mounds of curricula that ha

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RLSP to hold programme to honour teachers

Workers of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, an NDA ally, would observe a daylong fast and honour teachers on July 27 as part of their Shiksha Sudhar, Shikshak Satkar programme in Bihar, party president and union minister Upen

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Top 25 Apps for Teachers

Teachers are undoubtedly the largest community in the world. They help in building up the basic infrastructure of the nation. They are the only citizens of the nation, who help in building up the future of the child alon

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Do Schools Kill Creativity

In the 21st century, the world demands students who can think creatively and critically. As technology develops, we will have robots to do all the basic work for us. However, it is our mission to ensure that the next gen

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Next Generation: 5 Ways Science Classes Will Change

The millions of K12 students who have returned to school this fall may find dramatic changes waiting in their science classrooms. In this and coming school years, new national standards are set to transform science educa

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New York, first to require mental health education in schools

New York and Virginia became the first two states to enact laws requiring mental health education in schools. New York's law updates the health curriculum in elementary, middle and hi

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NCERT suggests opening schools in minority areas

The NCERT has recommended opening schools in minority populated areas and giving their culture due to representation in the curriculum to address various problems like discrimination and harassment of minority community

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Kejriwal,Dalai Lama launch Happiness Curriculum for Delhi govt schools

The Delhi government today launched Happiness Curriculum for its school students, with the Dalai Lama gracing the occasion and saying that India can lead the world by uniting the modern

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How Does Homeschool Affect Children?

More than 1.2 million students are now being taught at home, more students that are enrolled in the entire New York City public school system.

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Texas educators training to shoot back at school shooters

Educators in Texas are getting firearms training to retaliate against potential school shooters. A group of teachers and principals from around Texas enrolled this week in the state school marshals program to learn how t

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Australia, India to collaborate for reviewing school curriculum

Australia and India today decided on a partnership for reviewing school curriculum, teaching and learning during Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar visit to the country. "The collaborati

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Neuroscience of Learning: 25 Terms every teacher should know

Neuroscience, Biology and Bioscience teachers must remember the following terms. The terms mentioned below are mainly to be used by the neuroscience/ biology teachers during their science lectures.

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Dangers of Distracted Parenting

Being a parent is a huge responsibility. Not only you are in charge of your child every day care, but you are also given the monumental task of raising your child to become a decent, happy and healthy human being.

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American Schools vs. the World: Quality Education, Flexible but Expensive, Bad at Math

Studying in America has many advantages, but before you pick which program suits you best meets your needs, you must first know about the education system in USA. There is a wide rang

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5 teachers to be suspended for miscalculations in CBSE Class 10, 12 exam papers

The Central Board of Secondary Education has served notices to schools in the city to suspend five teachers after miscalculations of marks were found in Class 10 and Class 12 board exam papers during ree

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Why Good Teachers Quit Teaching

Teachers are the builders of the nation. Here are some of the top reasons why teachers quit the jobs they once loved. 1. Challenging wor

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Govt orders annual exams for govt school teachers

From this year onwards, it would not only be students in government schools who would be appearing in annual examinations for grades but their teachers too. According to

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They can write in 6 languages with both hands simultaneously

Our schools, the premier but most underrated institutions for skill development. The innovative skills and rarest talents can be explored and mold here. This is what

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Indian becomes world's second youngest Grand Master

R Praggnanandhaa has become the world's second youngest Grand Master at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days after reaching the final round of the ongoing Grendine Open in Italy. The

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Bag with table attached eases burden of school - and backaches

Shruti, a Class 2 student in a Kanpur government school with few desks and chairs, no longer has to sit on the floor, her back bent as she pored over her books. Her lightweight schoolbag, with a detachable table attached

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Expensive education may not necessarily the best

On Tuesday, staff at the UAE largest private education group were given the news that teachers salaries would not be hiked in 2019 and at least 75 non education personnel would be let go.

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Review meeting highlights poor performance of govt schools

The school education department in Nagaland has expressed concern over the poor performance of government school students in the High School Leaving Certificate examinations conducted by the Nagaland Board of School Educ

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We cannot let these children become a lost generation: Priyanka Chopra

Actor Priyanka Chopra made a passionate appeal for refugee children and said the world cannot lose an entire generation of kids to violence and displacement. On

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Sanskrit to be used for future supercomputers : Hegde

Union Minister of State for Skill Development Ananta Kumar Hegde today said Sanskrit was going to be the coding language for future supercomputers.

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Happiness curriculum in Delhi govt schools from July: Deputy CM

A day after it ended its sit in at lieutenant governor office, the AAP dispensation today announced the introduction of a happiness curriculum in Delhi's government schools from the coming academic session.

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Adhoc teachers launch protest demanding regularisation of services

Over a thousand adhoc teachers in Nagaland today launched a sit-in-protest outside the Directorate of School Education today demanding regularisation of their services. Th

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Chhattisgarh cabinet approved much awaited merger of  shikshakarmi

The Chhattisgarh cabinet today approved much awaited "merger" of "shikshakarmi', who are presently working under Panchayats and other local bodies, with the state school education depar

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World's fastest supercomputer is right here in the USA

And just like that, the United States is back on top. We are not talking about medals in the most recent Olympic Games, though the U.S. did reign with 121 total, nor are we referring to the World Cup, which will start th

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Relevance of Life Skills in the School Curriculum

A new age phenomenon has given birth in the education space called life skills, something we didn't experience while getting the education in our times. This phenomenon is path-breaki

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CTET September 2018 notification released, check details here

The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2018 notification today, June 12, 2018, on its official website ctet.nic.in.

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Schools with more poor students less likely to have qualified staff

Schools with a higher proportion of disadvantaged students are less likely to have qualified teachers than schools with a more privileged intake, according to a report. The internatio

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Campaign in South Carolina demand increase in teacher salaries

Poor people campaign and the protestors demanded the increase in public education funding and teacher salaries at South Carolina Statehouse. They gathered in the statehouse holding si

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Pvt schools launch campaign for quality education

Close on the heels of campaign launched by the government schools discouraging the parents from joining their wards into the private schools, where they would have to pay heavy fees, and instead avail all free facilities

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26 students from Anand Kumar's Super 30 academy crack IIT-JEE

26 out of 30 students of Super 30 academy from Bihar cracked IIT JEE this year, the results of which were published today. The institute, founded by math wizard Anand Kuma

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Pak bans social studies books for showing Kashmir as part of India

Pakistan has banned social studies books in private schools in Punjab province for showing Kashmir as a part of India in the map of Pakistan printed on them. The Punjab Curri

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French students to be banned to use mobile phones in school

French school students will be banned from using mobile phones anywhere on school grounds from September after the lower house of parliament passed what it called a detox law for a younger generation increasingly addicte

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Parkland students plan the next stage in their gun control campaign

School is out, and on Monday student activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School announced the next phase of their movement that is a sweeping summer bus tour across 20 states to register young people to vote and c

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Bihar girl tops NEET, highest number of successful candidates from UP

Bihar girl Kalpana Kumari today bagged the top rank in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country with the maximum number

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CBSE to use advanced technology to check question paper leak

The Department of School Education will use advanced technology from next year in CBSE examinations to check incidents of question paper leak, Union School Education Secretary Anil Swarup said here today

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TSTS develops 'unique' system to monitor attendance in schools

The Telangana State Technology Services, a state government owned company, has developed a unique system through which attendance in schools and others can be monitored on a real time basis. As per the sys

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'Cramped' NCERT syllabus to be reduced by half: Javadekar

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the government has decided to reduce the NCERT syllabus by half as it is cramped. He said the proposed amendment to the

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Nearly half of Afghan children out of school: UN

Nearly half of the Afganistan children are not attending school because of worsening security, poverty and sex discrimination, according to a new UN report today. The number of children

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PM Modi visits NTU, interacts with students

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today emphasised on the need of innovation in every sphere of life as he visited Singapore's prestigious Nanyang Technological University and interacted with students there. Du

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Trump meets with families affected by Texas shooting

President Donald Trump spent over an hour yesterday offering private condolences to some of the families affected by this month deadly Texas school shooting, the latest spasm of mass violence in a year m

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Haryana to provide free JEE, NEET coaching to meritorious students

The Haryana government has launched a scheme, Super 100, to provide free coaching to meritorious students of state run schools for JEE and NEET exams, an official spokesperson said today. Under the scheme,

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Kovind stresses on value-based education, culture of discussion

President Ram Nath Kovind today stressed on the need for a culture of discussion rather than dispute and called for value based education to promote ethics and make children sensitive towards the less pr

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Trump raises concern over declining youth participation in sports

US President Donald Trump today exhorted the American youths to participate in sports as he raised concern over the decline in students participating in such activities. "In 2016, only 37

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Govt schools in Delhi have the lowest pass percentage: CBSE

Government schools in Delhi have the lowest pass percentage among all categories of schools affiliated to the CBSE, even as Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia lauded the state run institutes for an improved performance in the bo

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Kejriwal, Sisodia visit Delhi's CBSE Class 12 exam toppers

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia visited CBSE Class 12 examination toppers. The chief minister later told reporters that the

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CBSE Class 10 results: JNV schools record highest pass percentage

Among all the categories of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya schools recorded the best pass percentage in the Class 10 board

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138-yr-old Pune school opens its doors to girls

Ending the decades long tradition, a 138 year old school, started here by freedom fighters including Bal Gangadhar Tilak, is all set to open its doors for girls from the upcoming academic session. The deci

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Google India offers educational programme for summer vacations

Tech giant Google has launched a new educational programme for children and parents for the summer vacations. As part of its 'SummerWithGoogle', the company will offer a v

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Delhi police sends list of students who received leaked papers to CBSE

The Delhi police sent to the CBSE a list of students who had allegedly received the leaked class 10 mathematics and class 12 economics question papers after the board sought it from the crime branch, an

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Delhi govt asks 575 pvt schools to refund excess fees charged

The Delhi government has directed 575 private schools in the city to refund the excess fees charged by them citing implementation of the 6th pay commission recommendations. The government has also directe

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Third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report

More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, a report said today, with a lack of toilets and cultural taboos about menstruation among the factors impeding their education. The

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Texas governor's school safety talks to tackle gun control

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott meetings on school violence and safety promised to wade into the thorny issue of gun control with the next round, even though the Republican has been a staunch supporter of gun rig

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Start-up educating people in urban slums using tech

A Delhi based tech startup has begun educating people belonging to marginalised sections living in urban areas by using modern technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality.

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Injuries in US high school shooting, situation 'contained'

A gunman opened fire at a Texas high school today, wounding an as yet unknown number of people before the situation was "contained", officials said. The incident t

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UN says over 200 South Sudan children freed by armed groups

The UN says more than 200 children have been released by armed groups in civil war torn South Sudan. UN deputy spokesman

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Coaching centres for entrance exams liable to 18% GST: AAR

Coaching centres providing tuition to prepare students for entrance examination are liable to pay 18 per cent GST, according to the Authority for Advance Rulings. An application was filed

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Govt asks schools to go plastic free, forms teams to clean beaches and riverfronts

In the run up to World Environment Day celebrations on June 5, the Union Environment Ministry has asked schools to stop the use of plastics in their pre

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Maha brings more castes in RTE Act's under-privileged category

The Maharashtra government today incorporated more caste groups and communities in the beneficiary list of students seeking admission in schools under the Right To Education Act. Until now

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Four tribal students from Maha climb Everest

Four tribal students from Maharashtra have successfully scaled Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, state Finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said this evening. Th

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Student safety: Delhi govt to install 1.46L CCTV cameras in its schools

The Delhi government's Expenditure Finance Committee has approved the installation of around 1.46 lakh CCTV cameras in state-run schools, a move aimed at ensuring the safety of students.

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Bill Gates gives USD 44M to influence state education reform

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His non-profit,

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Private schools in Kashmir collaborate with 3 IT companies

In a bid to counter the frequent closure of educational institutes, the Private Schools Association of Kashmir has collaborated with three IT companies, an official said today.

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MP: More girls figure on class 10 and 12 merit lists

Girls outshone boys in the merit list of class 10 and 12 examinations conducted by the Madhya Pradesh education board, results for which were announced today. The overall pass percentage stood at 66.54 percent an

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CBSE conducts separate board exams for 6 students representing India in global sports meets

In a first, the Central Board of Secondary Education conducted separate exams for six students of class 10 and 12 this year as they were representing the country in international sports

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Last chance for unrecognised pvt schools in Delhi to prevent closure

The Delhi government has decided to provide the last chance for registration to unrecognised private schools in the national capital which were earlier directed to discontinue all educat

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Schools should ensure 50 pc of students getting scholarship pass or face blacklisting

Educational institutions covered under the centrally sponsored post-matric scholarship scheme for Scheduled Caste students will have to ensure that at least 50 per cent of the beneficiaries pass and move

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Standard of education in TN improved after vacancies filled:CM

Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami today said the standard of education in the state has improved after government filled up vacancies of teachers. He stated this at a function at a school here toda

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Make daily sports period mandatory for all classes: Tendulkar to CBSE

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has lauded the new policy of the Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE mandating daily sports period for students of class 9 to 12 and urged the board

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Nearly every second boy who appeared for PSEB class 10 exam failed

Nearly every second boy who appeared for the Class 10 examination, conducted by the Punjab School Education Board this year, flunked the exam, while the girls fared much better with 69.13 per cent of the

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Chhattisgarh class 10 and 12 board exams: Girls outshine boys

Girls outshone boys in the results of class 10 and class 12 examinations announced today by the Chhattisgarh State Board of Education CGBSE. The overall pass perce

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9 public schools fined by Education Department

The Education Department slapped a fine of Rs one lakh on nine public schools for allegedly running classes without affiliation, police said. Notices were issued to the management committe

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UK schools evacuated over bomb threat emails

The National Crime Agency of UK today launched an investigation after a number of schools across England received threatening emails warning of a bomb attack.

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French International School in Delhi now open for Indian students

The French International School here, which was set up in 1960 and has students from 47 nationalities, has now opened its doors to Indian students. The Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler, m

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2 govt teachers for 200 tribal students in JK's Doda school

A government middle school in a remote village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir is in dire need of attention as only two teachers are posted there for 200 tribal students. The school

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Google.org offers $3 mn in grants to 2 Indian non-profit organisations

Google the philanthropic arm of tech giant Google today said it has made an additional grant of USD 3 million to two Indian non-profit organisations, taking its total commitment to USD 1

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Teen gets 23 years in prison for Ohio high school shooting

Logan Cole remembers in graphic detail being shot at his Ohio high school, in the bathroom where he had popped in to check his hair before a mock trial competition. He rem

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Never used 'encrypted' question papers to prevent leaks: CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today clarified that no"encrypted" question papers were used in conducting any board examination this year as a measure to avoid leaks.